Harristown News: Daughter carries on mother’s column

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018

My name is Johnnie Harris and I will be writing the news for our community. I have some big shoes to fill as I take over for my mother, Willie S. Harris.

With your help, we can make this work. Remember that the column is bi-weekly (first and third week of each month).

Please have information in to me by Sunday of the week the column will be printed. Written announcements, texts or emails work best. I am looking forward to a great relationship with you all.

If there are names you want included in the prayer list, please let me know. If there is any name that needs to be removed, I need to know that also.

New Hope

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Kendra Maxwell of New Life Christian Faith Church Ministries in Morven.

Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. service.


New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will have revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 24-26.

Monday’s speaker will be Pastor Michael Scott of New Direction Life Ministries, Norwood.

Tuesday’s speaker will be Bishop Walter Ellerbe of New Parkers Grove Church, Wadesboro.

Wednesday’s speaker will be Apostle Bryant Johnson of Perfecting Life Global Ministry, Albemarle.

All are invited.

Revival Rescheduled

Due to Hurricane Florence, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in Badin, has rescheduled its Family and Friends Day to Sept. 30.

The 11 a.m. speaker will be Pastor Harold Timberlake III, followed by the 4 p.m. speaker, Bishop Garland Heggie from New Life Fellowship Christian Church in Oxford.

Revival service will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 1-5.

The speakers for the week will be Bishop Garland Heggie and Pastor Michael W. Epps Sr. of United Greater Faith Ministries in Henderson.

They are looking forward to the fellowship with all.

Financial Literacy Class

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Albemarle, will host a financial literacy class from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29.

Sections include credit repair seminar, budgeting and saving money and financial literacy for middle and high school students.

This event is free and includes childcare services for elementary-age students.

To register, contact Tomeika Baldwin at 704-985-2321 by Sept. 21.

St. Luke Church

The pastor and members of St. Luke Church of the Living Word invite you to a “Time To Praise Him” program at 3 p.m. Sept. 30.

The speaker will be Bishop Clarissa Young of The Corner Church, Albemarle.

Prayer Event

“Rekindling the Mantle to Pray,” a prayer encounter, will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bread of Life Deliverance Church in Charlotte.

Speakers for Friday night will be Apostles Theron and Kathy Feamster. Saturday’s speaker will be our very own Apostle Joecilyn Roseboro-Wallace, formerly of our community.

Thank You

The family of Willie Mae Smith Harris wants to thank all of you for your visits, calls, texts, flowers, etc.

Your kindness will always be remembered.

Special thanks to Kelsey Funeral Home, the Stanly News & Press and to all the churches in the surrounding area.

For whatever you did, we thank you.

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News.